Man Accused of Giving Eighth-Grader Pot for Cookies

By Beacon Staff

MISSOULA – An 18-year-old medical marijuana patient accused of providing pot-laced butter to a Missoula eighth-grader — who then allegedly made cookies with it and passed them out to several friends — has been charged with a felony.

Tyler Andre Pyle, a student at Willard Alternative High School, appeared in Justice Court on Thursday on a charge of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs. The Missoulian reports he is accused of giving the butter to the eighth-grader at DeSmet School.

Prosecutors say a teacher who caught wind of someone distributing the cookies March 8 “observed the group of students acting ‘spaced out.'”

An affidavit says the four students, who have been suspended for three days, told a sheriff’s deputy Monday they got the cookies from one student, who in turn said she got the butter from Pyle. The girl accused of baking and handing out the cookies has been expelled.

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